Captured from the deep
by the god of the seas,
the battle was short but bloodless.
Nevertheless Neptune's retinue was
doomed by this new arrival,
who may have given its freedom
so that others may escape.
Cousin to Pluto,
cold enough to freeze air.
There are still clouds and hazes,
with geysers spewing tarry dust
onto plains of ammonia and ice.
A world remaking itself in slow motion,
under the watchful eye of the god of the seas
who relentlessly pulls it